Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme
If you are commercial broadacre farmer who is experiencing water shortages, you can apply for rebates to fund an audit and site inspection of your farm water supply and improvements, under the Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme.
Farmers who have an audit undertaken by 31 May 2018 will remain eligible for subsidies up to $500 towards the farm audit and $250 for an auditor to complete a call back inspection.
Any audits undertaken from 1 June 2018 will be eligible for 50% of the audits costs up to $1000.
How do I arrange a farm water audit?
The first step in the process is to contact an approved farm water auditor.
The department's approved farm water auditors help farmers develop a water supply plan, which identifies ways to improve the sustainability of their on-farm water supplies. When the improvements have been made, the auditor carries out a follow-up inspection to make sure the approved work has been properly completed.
A detailed description of the scheme is in the Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme and Farm Water Rebate Scheme – Information for applicants booklet.
For more information call 1800 780 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.